• Critics’ Pick
  • Four & Twenty Blackbirds

  • Coffeehouse Dessert / Ice Cream Shop $2-$9
  • 439 Third Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Neighborhood: Gowanus
  • Phone: 718-499-2917
Sibling owners Emily and Melissa Elsen have serious pie-making cred, having grown up in the family restaurant in Hecla, South Dakota, at the dough-rolling elbow of their grandmother Elizabeth. Before opening Four & Twenty, they were custom-baking out of their Crown Heights apartment, but having deemed the burgeoning Third Avenue strip in need of a local coffee shop, they’ve made their operation official. Unlike their lard-loving grandma, the sisters prefer the flavor of butter crusts and make theirs by hand; their fruits are often local, and frozen or preserved for off-season use. There are also daily savory galettes made with market vegetables, and breakfast pastries, quiche, sandwiches, and all manner of sweets, plus Stumptown coffee.  But pie is the thing, a sign of these recessionary, homespun times—something you can’t really say about a macaron.

Feature Links

http://birdsblack.com/
  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Sat, 9am-8pm Sun, 10am-7pm

  • Prices

    $2-$9

  • Payment

    MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Breakfast Take-Out Tea Time Great Desserts Kid-Friendly Catering

  • Alcohol

    No Alcohol

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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